University of California, San Diego *University

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Foundation: 1960

Mission: UC San Diego is transforming California and a diverse global society by educating, by generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works, and by engaging in public service.

Vision: We will prepare the next generation of global leaders to channel their passions into driving innovation, fueling economic growth and making our world a better place.


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Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +139th39th88th36th
Arts and Humanities +39th22nd35th21st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 35th19th27th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 307th76th227th64th
Chemistry 169th59th102nd56th
Computer Science 67th17th28th17th
Dentistry 280th63rd200th58th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +131st29th66th28th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 89th31st67th29th
Energy 228th37th99th35th
Engineering +86th20th33rd20th
Environmental Science 406th76th218th71st
Mathematics 107th24th49th23rd
Medicine +38th23rd33rd22nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 70th26th37th25th
Physics and Astronomy 181st69th116th69th
Psychology 24th16th24th15th
Social Sciences +139th50th113th46th
Veterinary 495th113th332nd100th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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